The Open is the third major of the year and is the one with the richest history. First contested in 1860, it presents golf’s elite with an opportunity to etch their names in history.

Recent winners include Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson and most recently Jordan Spieth. And with Tiger Woods playing for the first time since 2015, it should be a tournament to remember.

When is the The Open Championship?

The Open starts on Thursday 19 July with the first group teeing off at a bleary eyed 6:35am.

It runs for four days, with the final round on Sunday 22 July.

You can check out the tee times for each round and day here.

How to watch The Open Championship golf

There are a few ways to catch The Open in the UK.

Sky Sports

It’s easy to watch The Open on Sky Sports. Sky is running a dedicated Sky Sports The Open channel where you can watch all the action from Thursday to Sunday.

Simply tune in. If you don’t have Sky Sports, you can sign up here

Now TV

If you don’t want to sign a Sky contract you can easily pay for access to watch The Open using Now TV

Now TV is a non-contract service that lets you pay for a day, week or month of access to Sky Sports via a web browser or smartphone and tablet app. It’s a great option that’s really easy to use.

A £12.99 week pass will get you all four days of The Open. 

How to watch The Open abroad

If you have Sky Sports or Now TV in the UK, you can still watch The Open if you’re on holiday.

This is possible using a VPN, a cheap but reliable piece of software that unlocks content that would otherwise be restricted to in-country watching.

We recommend NordVPN. Simply sign up and watch your services as normal on your computer, laptop or smartphone.